Kenneth III

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Kenneth III
King Kenneth III
King of Scots
Reign3 July 997 — 25 March 1005
Coronation5 January 998
PredecessorConstantine III
SuccessorMalcolm II
Bornc. 956
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died25 March 1005(1005-03-25) (aged 48–49)
Monzievaird, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Iona Abbey, Iona, Scotland
FatherDub of Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Cináeda mac Dub (Modern Gaelic: Coinneach mac Dub; c. 956 — 25 March 1005) often known as Kenneth III and nicknamed the Cheif (Scottish Gaelic: an Donn), the Brown (Scottish Gaelic: an Brùnach), or the Warrior (Scottish Gaelic: an Gaisgeach) was the King of Scotland from 997 until his death in 1005. He was the son of King Dub (Dub mac Maíl Choluim) His mother was unknown.

He succeeded his cousin, Constantine III as king. Like most other early Scottish kings, not much is known about his reign however, it was said that Kenneth was a great warrior and would fight in many battles and that he would spend hus entire reign focusing on expanding and stabilizing the country. He died after he was killed at the Battle of Monzievaird by on 25 March 1005 at the age of 49. He was succeded by his cousin, Malcolm II, who was Kenneth's rival in the battle.